The Highest Rated Evening Programs
During Radio's Golden Age
 1946-1947 Season

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Program/Time Network Sponsor Hooper Rating

1. Fibber McGee & Molly 

NBC Johnson's Wax 30.2

Tuesday  9:30  PM

Pepsodent Program
(Bob Hope)

NBC Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent Tooth Powder
30.2

Tuesday  10:00  PM

2. Chase & Sanborn Program
(Edgar Bergen &
Charlie McCarthy)
NBC Chase & Sanborn   27.4

Sunday  8:00  PM

3. Lucky Strike Program
(Jack Benny)
NBC Lucky Strike   27.0

Sunday  7:00  PM

4. Raleigh Cigarette Program
(Red Skelton)
NBC Raleigh Cigarettes   25.4

Tuesday  10:30  PM

5. Fred Allen Show NBC Blue Bonnet Margarine,
Tender Leaf Tea  
24.9

Sunday  8:30  PM

6. Lux Radio Theater CBS Lux Flakes,
Lux Toilet Soap
23.8

Monday  9:00  PM

Lady Esther
Screen Guild Theater
CBS Lady Esther Cosmetics 23.8

Monday  10:00  PM

7. Amos 'n' Andy Show NBC Rinso 22.5

Tuesday  9:00  PM  

8. Mr. District Attorney NBC Ipana, Sal Hepatica   22.4

Wednesday  9:30  PM 

9. The Jergens Journal

ABC Jergens Lotion 22.0

Sunday  9:00  PM

10. Fitch Bandwagon
(Phil Harris-Alice Faye)

NBC Fitch's
Dandruff Remover Shampoo
21.0

Sunday  7:30  PM

11. Duffy's Tavern  

NBC Ipana, Trushay 19.4

Wednesday  9:00  PM

12. Suspense

CBS Roma Wine 18.2

Thursday  8:00  PM  

13. Maxwell House Coffee Time
(Burns & Allen)

NBC Maxwell House 17.9

Thursday  8:30  PM

14. Judy Canova Show

NBC Colgate Tooth Powder,
Palmolive Soap
17.8

Saturday  10:00  PM 

15. Bob Hawk Show

CBS Camel Cigarettes 17.6

Monday  7:30  PM

16. Blondie

CBS Super Suds 17.3

Sunday   7:30  PM

17. Take It Or Leave It

CBS Eversharp-Schick,
Eversharp Pens & Pencils
17.2

Sunday  10:00  PM

18. Eddie Cantor Show

NBC Pabst Blue Ribbon   17.1

Thursday  10:30  PM

19. The Great Gildersleeve

NBC Parkay Margarine 16.9

Wednesday  8:30  PM

20. The Aldrich Family

NBC Grape-Nuts 16.8

Thursday  8:00  PM

 
 
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